Baron Bloomberg: No Pain Meds For You

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Frank, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Frank

    Frank Original Member

  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Basically what this (expletive deleted) slime is saying is that doctors in New York aren't smart enough to prescribe medicines. Seems to me that Bloomberg is practicing medicine without a license and should be arrested, charged and tried.
     
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  3. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Unfortunately, what you or I call "practicing medicine without a license" isn't what the lawyers call "practicing medicine without a license".
     
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    And I am more convinced than ever that lawyers are largely responsible for the mess this country is in.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I think the idiot politicians are just setting themselves up for lawsuits that they'll lose. Freedom from pain is an expectation today when you are dealing with doctors. Not prescribing or providing the right painkillers in sufficient quantity should be as actionable as any other form of medical malpractice.

    Between crap like this and Stop & Frisk, Bloomberg is a massive liability to NYC taxpayers. They should spend take some of their short-term savings on painkillers and spend it on enough phenobarbital to euthanize the bastard.
     
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  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    In Bloombergs case and since he is anti-pain relief any action taken should be as long and painful as possible. Let him beg for relief and then tell his policies don't allow for pain relief.
     
  7. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    I wouldn't be surprised if it's a move blessed by industry. Prescriptions are full-cost at each refill, no matter how small.

    It goes to the criminalization of the public generally, assuming medication is for fun or resale, everyone is guilty until proven innocent. Then even with proof, for problems serious enough to be seen at a hospital, the enforcers only want to give out a three day supply. What then? Another Medicaid-paid doctors visit? Another costly taxpayer-underwritten prescription? Goose step for Big Pharma, and our delightful health system, partners in the War on Drugs.
     
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  8. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    r a t i o n i n g. get used to it.
     
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  9. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Bloomberg is an idiot. I hope he gets bone, liver and blood cancer and the doctor throws this whole thing in his face. I wish someone would go after him and his cronies for practicing medicine without a license as this is redonkulious. I give it 30 days from time he puts this into affect that it generates a lawsuit.

    Dont know about full cost as I have Rx for painkillers and for the most part even my largest one only costs at most $15 for a 3 month supply (480 pills) for name brand, generic (HydroAPAP) is $7
     
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  10. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    What BS. Think of the money involved.
    Poor? Poor people at least have Rx coverage for their miserable three days and repeat, not counting time and exposure to all manner of illness in the process.
    vs a commonly prescribed @ $450/mo, or a with big 10% discount for the generic (after the generic company was bought by the namebrand).
     
  11. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    yes. but "whose" money? Bloomsbutt thinks it's his.
     
  12. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Trust me I know how screwed up all these medication prices are. Jan 1 (right as all the christmas bills are coming in) of every year I have to come up with $3-5K for my deductible as my monthly injectible medications eat my deductible for the year.
     
  13. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Someday maybe Bloomberg will have a heart attack and the medicos will just smile at him while he is in agony and say sorry no pain meds.
     
  14. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Deductible? What's that? All mine are out-of-pocket, with just a veteran's discount card for about 5%. Try being on insulin with just that: If I lose my job, I die.
     
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  15. RB

    RB Founding Member

    We were buying a drug for several months last year that cost several thousand each month. Luckily we do have insurance but I can see how hopeless the situation can come for those under insured. It still took special approval from the insurance company. I could have paid out of pocket but would really have hit my savings.

    Sadly Obama-care isn't going to make things better. Obama raided Medicare to pay for so-called health care for everyone and I'm betting we are all going to get less health care both in quality and quantity.
     
  16. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Oh Im well aware of insulin costs and all meds in general are insane as these big-pharma companies are trying to make all there R&D costs back in 3 months and then milk it as long as the patent is good. Its legalized price fixing in my opinion.
     
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  17. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Pain medications are some of the least expensive drugs on the market. I don't think this is about money so much. I do think Bloomburg is wrong. Some people abuse prescription drugs, so pain patients must suffer without relief? This makes sense to him? Bloomburg's a nasty little (expletive deleted).

    I've been around a violent person who abused his pain medications. What folks don't generally know is that some of these people are at their nastiest when they're abusing their meds. They are irrational, paranoid and violent. They terrorize the women, children and elderly in their families, and anyone else foolish enough to remain close.

    Yes, there is a problem. Depriving pain patients of their medications isn't the answer.

    I still can't get over the massive police presence in Dumburg's foul little prison camp. Given how many thugs he employs, he should be able to control this problem without causing needless suffering to legitimate pain patients.

    For instance: pain prescriptions which are stolen will not be replaced? Does that sound humane to you? If someone steals pain medication, there should be a rigorous investigation. If the thief is a caregiver or member of the household, then the theft isn't just theft, it's abuse.

    Dumburg has his nanny state in place, so he may as well nanny. Investigate thefts of stolen prescriptions. Don't punish the victim; punish the perp.
     
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  18. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member


    That has a ring to it.
     
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